Beceem Communications Launches “4G Turbo”, a Number of Uplink Performance Improvement
Beceem Launches “4G Turbo” and Supercharges WiMAX Market
On Track to Ship 3 Million Chips in 2009 – Highlights Increased Market and Product Leadership
Beceem Communications, the leading provider of 4G chip solutions, announced today the launch of “4G Turbo,” a number of Uplink performance improvements to the company’s industry-leading 4G – WiMAX chips. The 4G Turbo improvements further extend the performance of Beceem’s chips, and the features can be used in any WiMAX network as they work with every Wave 2-compliant 4G – WiMAX base station.
The 4G Turbo improvements enhance network coverage and user experience, especially at the cell edge and in areas of low signal strength. The improvements provide Dual Antenna Transmit diversity for maximum uplink performance under all signal conditions and deliver a gain of approximately 2dB compared to 4G – WiMAX products that are not supercharged by Beceem. In addition, 4G Turbo enables a unique network-entry boost mode that dramatically improves the likelihood of successful network entry in areas where signal strength is too low for other WiMAX products to connect to the network (typically at RSSI of less than -90dB).
“4G Turbo enables our products to further outperform competing solutions with significant throughput and performance gains, especially at the cell edge, where the added performance is needed the most,” said Lars Johnsson, Vice President of Marketing at Beceem. “4G Turbo caps a banner year for the WiMAX industry and Beceem, where we are on track to ship three million chips, capturing more than 70 percent market share.”
About Beceem Communications
Beceem Communications is the leading provider of mobile WiMAX semiconductors with proven over-the-air data speeds exceeding 30 Mbps. Beceem offers a number of single chip solutions optimized for mobile devices and CPE markets, and Beceem’s products are WiMAX certified, XOHM qualified and are validated against the WiMAX base stations from all major OEMs. http://www.beceem.com